Countdown to Kindergarten – lunchbox baking

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J starts big school on the 31st of January, and I’m almost as excited as she is. We are counting the sleeps, labelling clothing and packing her bag (yes already!). I’ve also been preparing food for…

Tuesday Night Vego- Pumpkin and Nut Curry

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I’ve been pretty loose with the rules for this Tuesday Night Vego challenge, and this week is no exception. Last Tuesday I cooked a pumpkin and nut curry, and it took well in excess of the…

Rhubarb Fizz

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A couple of weeks ago I trimmed my rhubarb back,¬†fertilised¬†it generously and mulched heavily. A lot of the stalks that I pulled off were dry and well past their best, but some still looked good. I…

Tuesday Night Vego – Chilli with Tortilla Chips

No specific recipe here because I bungled my way through it, adding a bit of this and a bit of that. Here’s a general description: Fry a very large onion (diced) with some added brown sugar…

Nameless Tomato Soup – A family heirloom

Tomatoes are a wonderful summer fruit. They are amazing in a Caprese salad, fabulous on bruschetta, and great even on their own – straight from the garden -sprinkled with salt. But when you are fortunate enough…

Tuesday night Vego – Cabbage and Corn Fritters with Caper Mayonnaise and a tomato salad

Getting back on top of things and picking heaps of veggies, so time for another Tuesday Night Vego Challenge recipe. I had 1/2 of a smallish wombok in the fridge, so I wanted to use it…

Tuesday Night Vego – Home Grown Minestrone

My friend Laura is vegetarian, so when we catch up this year we have been doing so on Tuesdays to coincide with the nights that I’d be cooking vegetarian anyway. Yesterday I harvested a huge basket…

Australian Native Finger Limes and Speckled Finger Lime Curd

After much resisting, Louise from Garden Glut‘s boasting about her finger lime tree just made me too jealous. In a moment of weakness I ordered a tree of my own, and it arrived from Daley’s (in…

Tuesday Night Vego – Souper Salad

When I was 7 I spent 6 weeks in California. I actually celebrated my 8th birthday over there with my American cousins. I think Australian and American culture has blended over time, but in 1987 it…

Tuesday Night Vego – Egg and Vegetable Curry

We were out for a family birthday on Tuesday, so it was really Wednesday night vego for us this week. As the egg production from our chooks ramps up I’ll be looking for more and more…